KNPB
    All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        5-8

        Accessibility

        Auditory, Visual

        Permitted Use

        Stream and Download


        Part of WGBH
        73 Favorites
        2272 Views

        Scaling the Solar System

        This video segment from Teaching Earth and Space Science shows how teacher Mark Goldner uses a classroom scaling activity to give eighth-grade students a physical feel for the vast scale of the solar system. Goldner has his students approximate the size of the planets and the Sun using familiar objects. For example, Earth is represented by a peppercorn and the Sun is represented by an 8-inch beach ball.

        Contributor:
        Producer:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now